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York General Development Plans 2014
Wednesday, 18th June 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
Guildhall, York, YO1 9QN United Kingdom
York General Development Plans 2014 | Event
FOUR of York’s top Development Directors will be presenting their development/investment plans for the next couple of years!
- 1400 – 1500; Sponsors Lunch (Invite ONLY)
- 1530 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
- 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1900 – Late; After Event Drinks
Katie is Head of Economic Development for City of York Council, having been in her post since September 2011.
She is responsible for managing delivery of the York Economic Strategy, and specifically, leads on the attraction of investment into the city, from end users like Hiscox, as well as investment in key development sites and infrastructure.
She has key roles in moving forward projects like the Digital and Media Arts Centre for the city at the Guildhall complex and other key development sites across the city through developer and investor liaison, including York Central. Her team also coordinates business support, business engagement and inward investment in the city, as well as the city’s internationalisation strategy.
Previously, Katie worked in economic development at Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), where she worked to develop the current LEP Economic Plan. Prior to that, she worked in her native United States in the public and private sector. She has an MA from Columbia University in New York and an MPhil in Politics at the University of York.
Jon Meacock has been the Director of Estates and Campus Services at the University of York since August 2010. Prior to this he was the Project Director for the first phase of the University’s £500m expansion on to Heslington East. Before joining the University Jon has worked in both the offshore Oil and Gas and Railway industries.
Richard is Lend Lease’s Head of Residential for the Development business where he oversees a portfolio of projects both within London and the regions of the United Kingdom. Prior to this role, Richard was responsible for the design and build contracts at the Athletes Village where his team were responsible for the delivery of circa £400 million of projects across the residential, education and health care sectors across the London 2012 programme.
Richard joined Lend Lease in 2010 having previously been Projects Director for MACE international in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. During this time Richard was responsible for a number of major signature projects in the residential and retail sectors notably the 96 storey Burj Al Fattan project in Dubai and Port Baku Residencies in Azerbaijan. Prior to his time with MACE , Richard was a Director of a number of George Wimpey Plc business’s for over 10 years, where he was responsible for delivery for the mixed use business before been appointed Managing Director and establishing a new business sector for first time buyers.
Mike is a Development Surveyor in Network Rail Property’s York office and has over 20 year’s experience of dealing with all aspects of the railway estate in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and North-East region. Mike’s development experience includes work on the redevelopment and disposal of railway sites plus work on numerous projects at railway stations where he has worked with train operators to deliver better station environments for passengers, including Barnsley Interchange, Wakefield Westgate and Wakefield Kirkgate. Mike now has a particular focus on enhancements at Leeds station and on the redevelopment of the Network Rail York Central site.